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[43] Tenaciter. Here she endeavours to raise his pity by a detail of her calamities, and laments her hard fate, and the perpetual succession of misfortunes to which she was doomed. She had seen the ruin of her native country, and the destruction of her nearest relations. She had seen herself captive to a foreign prince, and at the mercy of a conqueror; and, when she flattered herself at last with the hope of some respite, new obstacles arose, so that she could see no end of her miseries.

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